Harper Government Invests in Alternative Energy Sources for Farmers

Delhi, Ontario, June 22, 2012 - The Harper Government is investing in a pioneering project that could provide an alternative way to generate on-farm energy and reduce costs. The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario and Member of Parliament (Haldimand-Norfolk) , on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of more than $52,000 for the development and installation of a hydro-electric device designed to harness energy from existing dams on farms. Click here to read the full news release.

Investment in this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). In Ontario, this program is delivered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

Read this story and more in the July Agricultural Adaptation Council Newsletter.

For more information on the AAC visit their website here.

- Agricultural Adaptation Council